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Welcome to my journal. I post weekly to share my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur wedding, Elopement, and Proposal photographer. You can explore guides filled with tips on various locations, venues, and more.

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As a Carmel surprise proposal photographer, I’m so lucky to photograph some of the most romantic moments in a couple’s journey. Mattia and Jessica first met in high school and have now been together for three years. They had previously taken a trip to the beautiful Carmel area and spent a lovely week here, and […]

One of our talented associate photographers, Samantha, photographed this stunning proposal in Big Sur! Jason and Katie took a weekend trip down from San Francisco to visit Big Sur, and Jason knew this would be the perfect time to propose to Katie. It was a gorgeous sunny day at the beginning of Spring, spent with […]

I was honored to capture this special surprise proposal in Big Sur for Evan and Grace! As a Big Sur proposal photographer, I was beyond excited when Evan reached out to me to plan the proposal for a day that their family was visiting Big Sur! We planned a family portrait session during which he […]

Pebble Beach Proposal Photographer As a Pebble Beach proposal photographer, it was an honor to capture Joseph and Scarlett’s surprise proposal. We had an absolute blast together. The weather was perfect which made this day so beautiful. Clear blue skies and a sweet ocean breeze which is exactly what you can dream for for a […]

Carmel By The Sea Surprise Proposal I had the honor of photographing CJ and Jennifer’s Carmel by the Sea Surprise Proposal. We had such a blast together on this beautiful day in Carmel. With the weather being gorgeous, we captured all the perfect shots along the coast. Stunning views along the mountains and coastline with […]

Carmel By The Sea Proposal I had the honor of photographing John and Haylee’s Carmel by the Sea proposal. It was a blast capturing their magical moment. The beautiful trees and greenery were extra vibrant from all the rain that weekend. While John and I were planning the details for their proposal, the weather in […]

Pebble Beach Engagement Photography This Pebble Beach engagement photography session was so beautiful. It was an honor to capture Matt and Rachel’s special moment. This day was perfect for a surprise proposal and Matt made sure to plan ahead for this moment. He wanted this proposal to be special and make his vision come to […]

Big Sur Surprise Proposal Photoshoot This Big Sur surprise proposal photoshoot was an absolute dream. The skies were clear and the sun was out to shine making the colors so vibrant this day. I had a blast photographing Miguel and Peyton. Big Sur is one of the most beautiful locations for a special moment like […]

Proposal in Big Sur | Israel & Christina This proposal in Big Sur was one for the books. Israel reached out to me to plan his surprise proposal to Christina and this location was the perfect spot. These two lovebirds have been together for three years and it was time to pop the big question. […]

Big Sur Proposal Photoshoot | Carey & April This Big Sur proposal photoshoot was so incredibly special. Carey and April are the cutest couple and it was a privilege to photograph them. Carey reached out to me while I was traveling on the East coast. We had a conversation about her surprise proposal. She chatted […]

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